This is the Grandma who sends me letters telling me how I would never become a Dep Head while I'm so fat, I don't make the most of my looks, how I will go to Hell if I do not come back to the Church, etc, etc. Well I have upset her and I partly feel guilty, but mostly annoyed. She is an ex Head, but has been retired for about 30 years. She invited me to dinner the other week, which was nice, and while on the phone we talked about about some of the behaviour problems I have to deal with in my class. She is CONVINCED that if I tell them some bible stories where God has "punished" some wrong-doer or other, they will see the error of their ways. Anyway, at the lunch she presented me with this big, calligraphy-written banner with that bible quote about "do unto others as you would have them do unto you" or somethnig similar, with the bible reference underneath. It was to put up in my classroom to deter any potential trouble makers. Well I thanked her, as it was kind of her to make the effort, but I had no intention of putting it up in my classroom. She rang last night and asked what effect it had had, and I couldn't lie. Well, I could have if I had thought of one in advnce. So, she was really p.issed off at me, and said I was being a coward for hiding my beliefs, etc. I told her they weren't my beliefs and she ended up putting the phone down on me. I feel guily and angry. I don't want to make her angry, but she drives me insane. She always asks about RE lessons and goes off into massive rants when I explain we're doing Sikhism or whatever. Apparently she knows of another young teacher who "only does the bare minimum on other religions but mostly focusses on Christianity as we are a Christian country." Well goody for her. Sorry, this might sound a bit of an insane rant, but I am really cross. Should I try to make the peace or let it run its course? I'm fully expecting another of her awful letters in the next day or two, expressing her disappointment and telling me I am Hellbound.